Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Woodworking Guild donates handcrafted toys to children in need

December 21st, 2016


Shrewsbury – A labor of love became a very worthwhile service project when members of the Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers (EMGW) decided to make handcrafted wooden toys for the “Toys for Tots” program this year. Roughly three dozen toys were delivered to the drop-off location at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury Dec. 10.

Shrewsbury police log, Dec. 23 edition

December 21st, 2016

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Dec. 9 7:12 a.m. Elizabeth St. Threats. 10:41 a.m. Lake St. Suspicious person/MV. 1:25 p.m. Farmington Dr. Medical call. 3:25 p.m. Silver Gate Cir. Suspicious person/MV. 3:28 p.m. Elm St. Suspicious person/MV. 4:54 p.m. North St. Medical call. 8:14 p.m. Arrested, Dawn M. Galli, 50, of 35 Carter Rd., Worcester, for OUI liquor. […]

Alice C. Henry, 89, formerly of Shrewsbury

December 20th, 2016


Millbury – Alice C. (Andrews) Henry, 89, of Millbury, formerly a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Alice, more commonly known as Nana, was born July 26, 1927 in Worcester. She was the only child of the late Roland and Mildred […]

Paula Fisher, 74, of Shrewsbury

December 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Paula (McGrail) Fisher, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. She was 74. Born Dec. 10, 1942 in Worcester, she was the fourth daughter of the late Paul and Margaret (McKeon) McGrail. Raised in Shrewsbury, her family lived on the Green Acres Farm on Main […]

Shrewsbury remembers fallen veterans with wreaths

December 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Fallen military veterans were remembered with a wreath-laying ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury despite a weekend hampered by inclement weather. Because of snow and icy conditions Dec. 17, the observance was rescheduled to a mild, but drizzly Dec. 18.

Keurig donated to senior center

December 18th, 2016


Shrewsbury – A Keurig commercial brewing system has been donated to the Shrewsbury Senior Center by members of the Shrewsbury Woman’s Club. This will allow the center to provide all participants using the facility hot beverages during their stay. (photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury Cultural Council awards 30 grants

December 18th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Cultural Council (SCC) has announced the award of 30 grants, totaling $9,600, to help support a variety of cultural programs to be offered in the area during 2016-2017. All applicants received partial funding due to the limited funds available to the SCC. Grant recipients are Robert Wilson, Visiting Artists at Southgate; […]

Shrewsbury to host ceremonial wreath laying Sunday, Dec. 18

December 17th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The public is invited to a ceremonial wreath laying which will take place at the Veterans’ Grove in Mountain View Cemetery, 22 Boylston St., Shrewsbury, Sunday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. This event is sponsored locally by the Victor R. Quaranta Post 397, the American Legion, in association with Wreaths Across America. More […]

John A. Yuscinsky, 71, of Shrewsbury

December 16th, 2016


Shrewsbury – John A. Yuscinsky, 71, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester and Rutland, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at UMass Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kelly M. (Watters) Yuscinsky; two sons, John L. Yuscinsky of Worcester and Bobby A. Yuscinsky and his wife Nada […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid classes to be held in local communities

December 15th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services will hold a Youth Mental Health First Aid course in January and February. This free, eight-hour course is for caring adults who want to help youth (ages 12-18) who may be in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. It teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs […]

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